It’s been awhile since I’ve written a Life Lately post, so I’m overdue to update everyone on… life.
Sip and Paint
Last Tuesday night, Clay was busy with MMA/BJJ and I was bored around the house. A local restaurant, The Loophole John’s Island, had a Sip and Paint class that was free with a food purchase, so I decided to try it out. I didn’t have anything at the house for dinner anyway, so I had nothing to lose.
It was fun getting out of the house for a few hours and painting. My painting isn’t that great, but it was something to do. The weather was beautiful and the instructors from Wine and Canvas Charleston were great. I wasn’t a fan of the shrimp tacos I had at the restaurant and wouldn’t order them again, but I’d love to do another sip-and-paint with Wine and Canvas.
Yelp’s Ballot Bash
On Election Night, I went to Yelp’s Ballot Bash party in downtown Charleston. It was an open event for everyone with a Yelp account (not just elites) with tons of free food, drinks, and swag.
The Ballot Bash party was held at LaunchPad, a coworking space downtown, and with all the meeting rooms, offices, and hallways, it was a maze of fun. You could paint an election themed picture, bid on silent auction items, spin wheels for prizes, and take photo booth pictures.
My favorites of the night: The bang bang shrimp from Bonefish Grill, the sushi from Local’s Mt. Pleasant, the grilled zucchini sandwiches from Persimmon Cafe, and the alcohol-infused chocolate ice cream from Sno-Bar.
Watching the election results certainly took lots of alcohol-infused ice cream, as I woke up quite sad and scared on Wednesday morning.
Short Hair, Don’t Care
Over the last few weeks, I got *really* tired of my super long hair. I’ve wanted to cut it for months, but so many people told me they liked it long. The ends were splitting, but I decided to make a drastic change instead of just getting a trim. When Clay left the house last Thursday, I had long light brown/blonde hair- but when he came home that night, I had short, dark hair.
I got a haircut from the shop in the mall (I had a $2 off coupon) and dyed it with a box of hair color from Wal-Mart. $20ish for a new look- I like it!
Charleston Beer Runners Kudu Takeover
The weather here in SC finally feels like Fall, and last Thursday, the Charleston Beer Runners ran to Kudu Coffee and Craft Beer, a local coffee shop downtown. Thursday was a scheduled rest day for me, so I drove to the coffee shop, hung out, and had a really delicious chai latte. The barista suggested it, and it didn’t disappoint- plus the latte art was cool.
Kudu is in the historic district and a much better coffee option than the corporate coffee shops just down the street. If you’re not into coffee and want a beer, they offer $4 pints and an extensive menu. There’s even a fun courtyard that’s dog-friendly and great for hanging out and relaxing. It was great to be downtown on a beautiful Fall night.
I hope everyone’s having a wonderful Fall so far- Thanksgiving and the holidays are almost here.